Social Policy & Administration

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Edited By: Ian Greener, Bent Greve

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Online ISSN: 1467-9515

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Social Policy & Administration -the Early Stage Career Researcher Prize

Social Policy & Administration are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Early Stage Career Researcher prize.

Ijin Hong, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Trends and Determinants of Social Expenditure in Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

This prize acknowledges the best published paper by an Early Stage Career Researcher. The prize will be £500, plus a year's free subscription to Social Policy & Administration. For further information on the eligibility for the prize, and how to apply, please click here.

The editor would also like to highlight the runner-up article.

Activation Reform and Inter-Agency Co-operation - Local Consequences of Mixed Modes of Governance in Sweden.
Martin Qvist, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers:
Nordic and Baltic welfare states - close but different
Social Policy & Administration, 2017, issue no. 4.

Social Policy & Administration has since its first regional issue on the Nordic welfare states in 2004, and again in 2011 provided a framework for the development in a specific cluster of welfare states in Europe. In 2017, a regional issue will deal with both the Nordic and Baltic welfare state. This includes their recent development (how and why), but also looking for, despite historical and close political connections between the Baltic and Nordic countries, why there are still, now close to 30 years after the change in Eastern Europe, so strong differences in size, approach and support for welfare.
Please send abstracts to the editor, Professor Bent Greve, University of Roskilde, Denmark ( before the 1st March, 2016. You are also welcome to contact Bent Greve if you have any queries regarding the special issue. Final papers due on the 1st September, 2016 and after referee process review revised papers by 1st January, 2017.
For information on style etc. please refer to the journal's webpage.

Call for Papers: Changes in Labour Markets
Submission for Abstracts - 1st December 2015

Social Policy & Administration Regional Issue 2015 on:

Obama Care – implication for social policy and administration in the US - click here for details.

Please send abstracts to the regional issue editor: Professor Bent Greve, Roskilde University, Denmark ( before 1st June, 2015. For information on style etc, please see the journal's stylesheet available here

The final deadline for completed papers is 1st November 2015.

SP&A E-Special Issue - Welfare and Governance

SP&A e-Special Issue

SP&A are pleased to announce their first e-Special Issue Welfare and Governance.

This is the first E-issue of Social Policy & Administation. The idea is to look at a certain topic on which, over a number of years, a number of articles have been published and, by bringing them together, to show how a concept, idea or policy area has changed over the years or how, by looking at it from different perspectives and angles, one can shed new light on a topic. This is despite, naturally, the fact that some of the empirical data is not up to date.

Read the full e-Special Issue